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this morning, homeland hits a home run at the emmys. >> the thriller unseats "mad men" as the best drama while "modern family" keeps its comedy streak alive. >> happy monday. i hope you survived your weekend. >> not so much. not search. i'm t.j. winick. good to be here in for rob nelson. we'll go live to hollywood for all the emmy highlights in a moment, also, this half hour the presidential candidates launch into a new week of ads campaigning and fund-raising. we'll take a look at what they have planned with just 43 days
to go. also coming up, dozens of wildfires burning across the west and now some of that smoke is traveling thousands of miles away. unbelievable, you'll never believe where that smoke has gone. >> where there's smoke -- >> there's fire. >> yeah. >> on a lighter note. >> nothing gets past you. >> on a lighter note, our monday morning quarterbacking we'll run down week three in the nfl. more uproar about the replacement refs, don't get me started and see our picks did and yours as well. >> will probably get fined. a surprise winner keeps "mad men" from a record-setting victory at last night's emmys. >> but an abc favorite is back at the top of the comedy awards. abc's brandi hitt is at the awards joining us this morning from los angeles. brandi? >> reporter: good morning, t.j. good morning, paula. yes, this was a big night for "modern family," several wins there.
also a huge night for "homeland." that television drama took home several key awards including one of the biggest of the night. "homeland" beat "mad men" for best drama. the 64th annual primetime emmy awards was filled with excitement and a few surprises. >> this is crazy. >> jon cryer couldn't believe he won best actor in a comedy while julia louis-dreyfus won best comedy actress for her role in "veep" and another big night for "modern family." >> julie bowen. >> julie bowen. >> yeah. >> reporter: both julie bowen and eric stonestreet won their second emmys for their supporting roles. >> i never knew i'd be on tv as a gay man but i love the pictures of hairy chest you guys are sending me. >> reporter: even host jimmy kimmel provided plenty of laughs. >> i don't think the president should be watching "homeland" for the same reason i don't think charlie sheen should watch "breaking bad." [ laughter ] >> reporter: in the world of drama -- >> aaron paul. >> reporter: "breaking bad"'s
aaron paul won best supporting actor. >> thank you very much for not killing me off. >> reporter: but it was "homeland"'s night when it came to leading drama roles. damian lewis took home the emmy for best actor and claire danes for best actress. >> i'm so grateful. thank you. >> reporter: many of hollywood's silver screen stars were also nominated for their work in a television miniseries or movie. >> i'd like to thank the television academy for this and putting me in the company of such wonderful actresses whose work i so admire. >> reporter: the award for best drama. >> goes to "homeland." [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: the award for best comedy went to -- >> "modern family." [ applause ] >> reporter: so "modern family" cast is definitely celebrating late and "homeland"'s victory means "mad men" did not make emmy history in the best drama category this time around. paula and t.j.? >> yeah, 0 for 17. bad batting average there for "mad men." okay, so julie bowen who looked absolutely gorgeous in her yellow dress, certainly gets some attention during her
acceptance speech. why? >> reporter: well, at first it was a great acceptance speech and started talking about how "modern family" has henned her make her a better mother. and then she said this, you know, i get an award, that's it. and, you know, falling down and for wearing nipple covers so that was an interesting moment and kept bringing up the nipple covers and manufacture has a person specifically there to give her nipple covers in case she has a slip-up while taping. just very interesting. >> a little revealing. maybe a little tmi. >> thankfully i've never had to wear those while anchoring this show. >> probably shouldn't talk about the ten-minute exchange with our makeup artist earlier today. >> moving on, i have a question for you, brandi, that's about the silver screen actors getting honors. what did kevin costner have to say? >> reporter: you know, we saw nicole kidman, a lot up for the mingny series or movie and i interviewed kevin costner before he went inside on the red carpet and i asked him, you know, is this mean you're going to be
more tv? this is his first emmy nomination. he said, i don't mind if it's tv, if it's film, i just want deeper roles you no. i'm looking at the roles for my career. he thought that the "hatfields & mccoys" role was something he could relate to and says from here on out those are the kind of roles he'll be looking for. >> i could stare at kevin costner a little longer. he's getting better with age. abc's tom bergeron. >> reporter: yes, he was very funny with his speech. especially afterwards backstage. it's interesting too for "dancing with the stars" he won best host and perfect timing because guess what tomorrow is, the premiere of "dancing with the stars" all-stars so who could have asked for bet are times with that? >> brandi, thank you very much. a lot of interesting tidbits and -- >> tidbit. >> tidbit, yeah, i'll just leave it at that, interesting tidbits. >> reporter: nipple covers is going to be the most tweeted thing of the night. >> get some sleep. many. >> you look gorgeous by the way.
>> reporter: thank you. published report says gen day lead singer billie joe armstrong is now being treated for abuse of both prescription drugs and alcohol. his treatment comes after an on-stage meltdown on friday in las vegas. >> i'm not [ bleep ] justin bieber, you [ bleep ]. >> the band has since apologized and has canceled some appearances. green day's new album is released tomorrow and scheduled to start a concert tour in late november. hope he can get the help he needs. turning to presidential politics now and major changes in the romney campaign. responding to his critics romney promises to spend more time with voters and less time raising money. s aggressive strategy started with this campaign appearance last night in denver with the election. it is just seven weeks away. some republicans are worried romney's campaign is moving in the wrong direction. the obama campaign has launched its first campaign ad using romney's comments about the so-called 47%.
it's running today in ohio has romney and running mate paul ryan are getting ready to kick off their bus tour. the ad says romney should stop attacking others on taxes and come clean on his own. turning overseas, the search has resumed for six climbers missing after a deadly avalanche in nepal. at least nine people were killed on mt. montaslew. one of the highest and trying to recover all the bodies. ten survived and had to be flown to the hospital. many of the climbers were from europe. in southern california crews are battling two dangerous fast-moving fires. the flames threaten 200 homes in riverside county and not far away from san diego county, at least four homes have burned in the campo area. at least 80 more are under threat. firefighters are battling hi temperatures and gusty winds. evacuees are staying in a nearby high school. paula, it's not just california struggling with serious wildfires. dozens of fires are burning in
several states and the smoke from the fires is so heavy a thick, it's spreading across the country and can be seen from space. abc's clayton sandell reports on the mounting toll. >> reporter: where there's fire, there is smoke. a lot of it. at least 36 large fires are burning in nine states, the worst in central washington, where thousands of firefighters have been battling for weeks to save homes and towns. thick haze fills the air, even shrouding out the sun. >> it's kind of a hassle to evacuate, and it's stressful, and i have a 9-year-old who still has posttraumatic stress from the first fire. >> reporter: across the pacific northwest, unhealthy smoke has forced people to wear masks. they were handing them out in schools in east wenatchee, washington. there are air quality warnings across three states, stretching from washington, parts of oregon and idaho. the biggest health threat comes from tiny particles in smoke that cause burning eyes, running nose and even bronchitis. for people with serious lung and heart disease, even death. >> i have asthma.
my wife has breathing issues. and it gets pretty bad sometimes. >> reporter: smoke from washington and other western states is even affecting air quality in places as far away as colorado. >> people with chronic lung conditions, extra sensitive groups, we always advise them not a day to overexert yourself or spend extended periods of time outside. >> reporter: some of the smoke is rising so high, powerful upper atmospheric winds are carrying it all the way to the atlantic ocean and as far as greenland. the smoke has even settled here in denver where, normally, you can clearly see the rocky mountains from here. but now that hazy smoke is ruining the view. clayton sandell, denver. here's a look at your weather. showers in the rockies from utah down to new mexico. thunderstorms move in tonight from omaha to st. louis. rainy in south florida. a chilly morning around the great lakes. northeast and the carolinas. >> 60s from chicago to new york. upper 80s from miami and new orleans.
70s in the central plains. 101 in phoenix. well, spider-man was at it again over the weekend. we're talking about 50-year-old frenchman alain robert. >> oh. >> what are you doing. >> slinging my spidey webs. >> he successfully scaled the world's tallest steel tower which is in china. >> yeah, it took him nearly two hours and because the tower has no handle or footholds robert used suction devices and a safety rope which he usually doesn't use. it's all very "mission: impossible" and maybe the best part, he was not arrested when he reached the top. >> well, this is the first time that he actually had consent to do one of these stunts and like you said usually he does it without harness, without suction cups. some people look for an unnecessary high. >> i hope his loved ones don't watch him as i'm hearing -- i know what's coming next. >> are we going to hear this part? >> oh. fell through a glass roof. >> on to an old mattress.
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joining us once again to talk about what went down on the field yesterday is jason page at espn radio, new york. jason, don't mind me. i'll just eat the pizza. you just talk about football. >> you're inhaling it. >> i am so hungry. ironically week three, three overtime thrillers beginning with titans over lions, 46 points in the fourth quarter. >> almost had the reverse music city miracle in this game, the titans pulling off one of these laterals on a kickoff that goes the other way tore a touchdown on their end. then you have a hail mary towards the end of this game here with matt stafford, actually shaun hill in for him. down the field and the hail mary is answered. go to overtime. in the overtime, jim schwartz opting to go for it on fourth down rather than kick a field goal that would have kept the overtime many game going. >> steelers fall to 1-2, shocker. >> it is a shocker but you've got a couple of teams at 1-2 after this week that will have some people shaking their heads and the raiders, this was a must win for them. came in at 0-2. couldn't stop anybody
offensively. today the same sort of situation but give them credit carson palmer played well in flee games. when you got a boot like many sebastian jankowski does one of the all-time great kickers. able to get a win in late. congratulations to the oakland raiders on getting their first "w." >> and to christian ponder, minnesota vikings. can't be happy about going to minnesota and losing. >> one of my possible upsets this week. >> really? >> absolutely. one of these trap games for the 49ers. going into minnesota might be look ago head to the jets next week, which we'll get to in a second here and they do get trapped. minnesota played we develop and nickel and dimed san francisco all day. able to get enough plays, able to get enough stops and a game where alex smith regressed back to the quarterback he was at times last year, not able to make big plays on third down and jim harbaugh not showing a lot of confidence in him on some of those third down plays. >> okay, so this replacement ref situation coming to a head. we saw bill belichick after his
team lost to the patriots, field goal attack one of the replacement refs and the union filing a grievance. >> bill belichick grabbing an official by the end of this game tonight between the patriots and the ravens, last-second field goal goes through the ravens not without controversy. bill belichick wasn't happy about it and will hear from the league on this. nfl pa is getting involved and will take steps to usher along an agreement between the league and referees. >> see so much parody. three 3-0 teams and two winless times including the saints. what are the big games. >> saints and packers, great game. obviously the saints at 0-3, one of those teams that would be would expect to be winless. that's a big game for them. giants and eagles. both at 2-1 and philadelphia is a much weaker 2-1 and can't stop turning over the football. got embarrassed on the road and 49ers and jets balloted a couple
of 2-1 teams. a huge potential loss for them. mri later in this day on darrelle revis, one of the best lockdown corners in the league and left with a knee injury and the fear right now torn acl and could be lost for the season. >> ooh, not good. jason page, you're looking dapper in pink today. results from the "world news now" nfl picks competition, we dig in. >> let's go.
first of all reminder of our future games, a couple of overtime matchups there, as well as the bills and the baltimore's win. >> baltimore's. >> the baltimores. them too. the ravens, they did good. t.j., what's up? >> the baltimores baltimores now. >> do you know the bills are the only team for an historical figure. >> we don't care. for the week what happened? >> willing to get that in. >> before the week it was rough, nelson, wnn football leaving the way. both at 3-1. paula, you and the commish were 2-2. >> but it's all cumulative. rob and the fans out front kicking everybody's heinie. i'm 6-6, the commish bringing up the rear as we like to say. >> it's tough. it's tough. >> like you say. >> it's not always -- >> we'll see how it goes and, you know, i don't know. a couple of big games like jason
said earlier kind of thing but it was what it was. >> pretty face though. >> i'll tell you right now, i didn't shave this morning because i was too busy celebrating notre dame's win over michigan. >> on saturday night. did you see this? >> six turnovers and you guys could only win by a touchdown. >> denard robinson. the interesting point is -- still one. that's the thing, it was 13-6, denard robinson, he looked like he was playing for notre dame. he couldn't stop throwing to notre dame defenders. unbelievable. >> now thanks for showing me that i'm in a bad mood. >> we got to run -- we got to press the wnn nation. we need more votes. we just need more votes. go to wwwfans.com, click on the links that are there. help me out here. >> well, i mean so far, the fans that are voting are -- you should be seeking some sort of enjoyment out of kicking their butts. we need more of you. >> we need more fans. you got to vote early.
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now it's time for "the mix." >> thank you, mr. obvious. >> yeah, it's time for "the mix." i want to tell you about this first story that i think the moral of it is if you own an ipad, you need to download this app called find my ipad because this divide was on a flight in nevada and he lost his ipad, turns out, the flight attendant had it. >> no. >> the flight attendant. >> it's true. >> flying the klepto skies. >> it was missing for a couple of days. activated this application. sure enough, they found it in a house in oregon. at first she denied it and said, oh, yeah, i found it. i brought it home.
i was going to return it. i haven't touched it. sure enough she went on the tablet and they found information that she had already put in there about her husband's birthday, blah, blah, blah. anyway, she is behind bars on $12,500 bail. >> she probably charged to get it back because airlines charge for everything, right? >> they do and as for the airlines, alaska airlines which owns that small carrier, which she was on, worked for, they've suspended her pending the investigation. >> yes, i would imagine. okay, we got your jailbird edition of "the mix." okay, first and foremost, this l.a.-based community blog has revealed that jail house cuisine is healthier than the cuisine that your kids eat at the cafeteria. basically identical but here's the difference. they get a greater serving in jail of fruits and vegetables and students are missing out on essential vitamin answer minerals. half a cup compared with prisoners who get half cup plus
a piece of fruit. get this, the money spent 11 billion for school food programs, well, the federal budget prison in '09 was 205 million. sticking with the prison theme, this prison in the western district county jail, 11 inmates are suing for $500 million because they have been denied access to delta plus. of course, those at the prison saying there could be a strangelation habit. they can't floss and are getting cavities. i floss, don't look at me. don't judge, but, yes, tongue and "gma" gums included, cavity, bleeding gums, dental work and mental anguish. >> the morlg of the story is do we have to do, get arrested, thrown in prison. >> no floss. >> uh-huh. and finally from the "dallas morning news" we have some pictures which you may find cute at first of skinny the cat which is not so skinny, actually 41 pounds and -- >> how much?
this morning on "world news now" television's finest. the best shows and stars get their just rewards last night in hollywood. as a familiar comedy and a serious drama make headlines at the emmy awards. it's monday, september 24th. good monday morning. i'm paula faris and you are -- >> i'm t.j. winick. >> nice to meet you, t.j. >> great to be here. >> we're all pals. >> in for rob nelson on assignment. the entertainment world is all abuzz after the emmy awards and take you live to l.a. for the very latest. did the host jimmy kimmel please the crowds and get some
laughs? our music and media insider joins us live with a full wrap-up. >> we forgot our emmy attire. >> i should have worn my tux. >> and i should have worn my tux. just kidding. also this morning, the bill political headline of the week, mitt romney resetting his campaign after some questionable moves and washington insiders already looking ahead to 2016. will hillary clinton consider another run for the white house? >> and have you missed arnold schwarzenegger? >> will he be back. >> apparently. california's former governator opens up about his love child and troubled marriages. the secrets he's revealing now and why coming up. >> sounds like a made-for-tv movie speak of which a newcomer at the emmys takes top honors at the annual emmy awards handed out last night. >> one of our familiar favorites also took home an armful of honors. abc's brandi hitt is joining us now outside the nokia theatre in l.a. with all the details.
brandi, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, t.j. good morning, paula. yes, it was a big night for "modern family," also a huge night for "homeland." that television drama took home several key awards including one of the biggest of the evening. "homeland" beat "mad men" in best drama. [ applause ] >> the 64th annual primetime emmy awards was a star-studded night filled with excitement and a few surprises. >> this is crazy. >> reporter: jon cryer couldn't believe he won best actor in a comedy while julia louis-dreyfus won best comedy actress for her role in "veep" and it was another big night for "modern family." >> julie bowen. >> julie bowen. >> reporter: both julie bowen and eric stonestreet won their second emmys for their supporting roles. >> i never knew i'd be on to have tv as a gayman. >> reporter: even jimmy kimmel provid provided plenty of laughs. >> i don't think the president should be watching "homeland" for the same reason i don't
think charlie sheeng should be watching "breaking bad." >> reporter: in the world of drama -- >> aaron paul. >> reporter: "breaking bad"'s aaron paul won best supporting actor. >> thank you very much for not killing me off. >> reporter: "homeland"'s night when it came to leading drama roles. damian lewis took it home for best drama and claire danes for best actress. >> i'm so grateful, thank you. >> reporter: many of hollywood's silver screen roles were nominated for a miniseries or movie. >> i'd like to thank the television academy for this and putting me in the company of such wonderful actresses whose work i so admire. > reporter: the award for be drama. >> goes to -- >> "homeland." [ applause ] >> reporter: at ward for best comedy went to -- >> "modern family." [ applause ] >> reporter: of course, "modern family," a big winner tonight as we mentioned but when it comes to "homeland" winning best drama that means "mad men" did not set any records or make any history tonight because it lost the category of best drama. if it had won, paula and t.j. it
would have been five in a row. now it's still just four. >> yep, "mad men," 0 for 17 with the nominations. brandi, you're looking beautiful despite the scorching temperature and weather that we heard about. a lot of actors and actresses complaining about the intense heat on the red carpet. >> reporter: you know what, paula, i've covered a lot of red carpets and i have never seen this many a-listers sweat as much as they did. the red carpet was 120 degrees out there and if you look, some people did come prepared. ashley judd, i have to say looked stunning and actually brought an umbrella to kind of help weather the heat and keep the sun off her, made it part of the ensemble. a lot of the other a-listers did pretty well. some were wearing long sleeves and it was really difficult but had a lot of makeup personnel and people following them and making sure that they were red carpet ready at all times. >> well, brandi, speaking of what they were wearing, of course, they save the fashion question for myself. can you tell us, did you notice
any fashion trends out there this year? i noticed a lot of white and yellow. >> reporter: yes, t.j., good point. you notice a lot of yellow. i don't know if you saw julianne moore's dress or julie bowen from "modern family," bright yellow, not a soft yellow, a big hit on the red carpet. also a lot of sequins. i was waiting to see what sofia vergara was wearing as did a lot of men in our booth i should say and looked stunning in a turquoise sequin dress and white and silver as well. the white probably the best call when it came to the heat but was surprised julianne moore was wearing sleeves and walked by and mentioned how hot she was. i think at love the stars were ready to get into the nokia theatre where it was air conditioned. >> from one fashion aficionado to another, brandi to t.j. you look stunning in your black dress. thanks for reporting. >> reporter: thank you. kept it simple. >> our coverage of the emmy awards doesn't end here. later this half hour you can get insight on the most noted wins
and losses and how jimmy kimmel performed as the host, the first time he has done so so stay with abc news all morning long. t.j.? >> well, shifting gears now, president obama and about 120 other world leaders gathered here in new york today for the start of this year's u.n. general assembly. as iran's mahmoud ahmadinejad left tehran for the meeting, he promised a debate on the crisis in sir ra. iran is accused of helping bashar's brutal crackdown on rebels. in syria an explosion near the four seasons hotel in damascus has killed at least one person. a bomb hit inside a bag blue up as they held a rare meeting inside the capital city. the assad regime allowed the meeting to bolster its claim of being open to political reform despite the deadly assault on rebels. despair at the national zoo. just a week after its surprise birth, a giant panda cub has died. zookeepers were alerted yesterday morning when the cub's
mother made a distress call. the staff managed to get the cub out and administer cpr but it was too late. the cub was conceived through artificial insemination after its mom had five failed pregnancies. preliminary findings on the cause of death are expected today. but very, very sad and knew this was the introductory period where the bonding period so they didn't even announce the gender of the panda. >> everyone always gets excited when a new panda cub is born, and it is very sad because people had been so excited the last day or two. >> especially an endangered species. >> to politics. mitt romney huddled with his top advisers this weekend preparing for next month's debates. >> abc's washington editor rick klein joining us for a preview. 43 days and counting from election day. >> good morning, rick. >> reporter: if only because he has so much more to gain. it's a chance for a big moment standing toe to toe with the
incumbent to take the argument directly to president obama but one thing worth remembering, yes, mitt romney has more experience recently, but he went into almost all of the primary debates as the favor, this time the underdog needing to score points and president obama weighing on a big question on 2016, the big question about hillary clinton's possible candidacy. it will become the biggest question the day after the election. >> she's an extraordinarily able person. i never met anybody i thought was a better public servant but i have no earthly idea what she'll decide to do. >> reporter: i'll tell you the conventional west dom has shifted among democrats, six months ago, a year ago the answer was probably not when it comes to a hillary run. now that speculation has shifted to probably yes. paula and t.j.? >> always good to hear from rick. >> yeah, you know, a lot of people are predicting that romney will come out strong in the first debate because he did have to go through all of those during the primary and president obama just hasn't had many people limiting the amount of time he can talk for the past four years. >> yes, and romney has been
going through some intense debate prep, as well, with senator from hoi rob portman who is a veteran at this sort of thing but romney will get back on the campaign trail, campaign in some key battleground states, colorado, ohio and virginia this week. >> he needs to get out there. >> he does. just three days after hitting the stores the much-anticipated iphone 5s are all but gone. official figures come out later today but one report, estimates that 8 million phones were sold, meantime, the verizon version of the iphone 5 has hey surprise feature. it also accepts the at&t sim card and works on that network. it's not clear if those fines were unintentionally set up that way. i have to believe they were intentionally. they don't anything unintentionally, do they? >> do you think squirrels use iphones? >> they use acorn phones. >> okay. well, sometimes the pictures tell the story and here is a great example. a guy in finland had his camera rolling as a squirrel was running around in his fourth floor apartment.
>> the little guy must have come in through an open window and that's exactly how he flew out -- yes, he flew out, amazingly he survived that four-story flight to the ground. you can see him just running around down there. seemed to be uninjured. >> they grow squirrels tough in finland. >> they do. >> or perhaps on a performance-enhancing drug. there are flying squirrels. we know this. >> you are a squirrel expert as well as a fashion expert. >> i don't like to brag but so it is. >> go ahead. brag. okay, coming up this monday morning we'll return to our top story, the emmy awards and some insight on the biggest wins. >> but first, arnold schwarzenegger's tell-awe, the secrets he's revealing about his extramarital affair and his broken marriage. you're watching "world news now."
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and how he hopes the story will end. abc's john schriffen has the details. >> if my life was a movie, no one would believe it. >> reporter: the terminator and former california governator arnold schwarzenegger is back making scandalous headlines again, this time, coming clean in his new book, acquired by "the new york daily news," "total recall: my unbelievably true life story." according to the paper, schwarzenegger opens up about the wrenching moment maria shriver confronted her husband in couple's therapy about fathering a son with another woman writing, quote, the therapist turned to me and said, maria wanted to come here today and ask about a child, if you fathered a child with your housekeeper, mildred. caught off guard, schwarzenegger finally answered, it's true. it was back in may of 2011, when news first broke that schwarzenegger had cheated on his wife with their housekeeper. >> he fathered a child with a member of his household staff more than ten years ago.
>> reporter: rocking the 25-year marriage of the political powerhouse couple. many read between the lines when shriver appeared on oprah's farewell show praising the virtual of honesty. >> you've given me love, support, wisdom and, most of all, the truth. >> reporter: as for her husband's dishonesty? schwarzenegger writes he hid the truth from his wife out of fear of embarrassment, a compulsion for secrecy and not wanting to tell her family, the famed kennedy clan. and schwarzenegger blames his arrogance for believing he could, quote, get away with ignoring the rules. but in true hollywood fashion, he wants to get back together with shriver. his tell-all book hits stores october 1st, the same day schwarzenegger will appear on "good morning america." john schriffen, abc news, new york. >> i got to be honest. i can't understand why he would write this book now after having left public office. he apparently isn't going to run for public office again. why put this out there?
>> terminator is telling all. i don't know. i'm not going to try to get inside that man's -- >> he divulges he had relations with the housekeeper in 1996 in his guest house while maria and the kids were away on vacation and was stuck in film filming "batman and robin." >> did you see that photo? that photo of the two of you. you helped him write the book. >> owa >> were we holding hands. >> you weren't holding hands, no. but apparently you gave him a lot of encouragement to get this done. >> it looks like i was working out. >> you're taller than the governator. i didn't know that impressive. interesting for the longest time he thought the baby was the housekeeper's actual husband, wanted to believe that and kept her on staff because he thought it was the best way to control the situation. >> file that under wishful thinking. >> yes. >> yeah. up next a star-studded night in hollywood. >> we, of course, are talking about the emmys including the show that everyone will be talking about today, plus some surprises at last night's awards next on "world news now."
♪ help help ♪ help help >> well, last night the stars came out for television's biggest night. >> the 64th primetime emmy awards took place in los angeles and there was some pretty fierce competition. joining us live via skype our music and media consultant. he is the expert on this sort of stuff. bruno. the showtime series "homeland" cleaned up beating "mad men" for best drama. i'm interested in watching it now. >> it's a major upset, paula. homeland was a little show nobody even knew about a couple months ago, now it's won four major awards including best series, best lead actor in a drama, best lead actress. what a great setup because season two starts next sunday.
>> bruno, what about the award for best actor in a comedy? there were fears that "two and a half men" wouldn't be as good without charlie sheen. >> well, t.j., jim parsons was a shoo-in to win for the third consecutive year. but jon cryer came out of nowhere and stole the limelight away from him. it was weird because he wasn't even expecting it. when he was doing his acceptance speech he was all nervous, kind of brought back memories of duckie when he was proposing to andy and telling her how much of a better boyfriend he was so he has comedic chops and i think jon cryer deserved it managing to contain hurricane charlie as year and became a serious player within the show itself age the comedy genre. >> i love his quote. don't panic, people, something has clearly gone terribly wrong. i'm stunned. julia louis-dreyfus, the comeback queen in "veep." >> well, the "seinfeld" curse is officially off.
her 13th nomination, third win playing salina meyer, a veep, a vice president. she's so happy to be doing this role. she's even said this is one of the best roles she's ever taken coming from elaine benes. she's happy to be playing a figure who seems to have the finger on the pulse and was certainly a shoo-in to win, an emmy voter's darling. >> bruno, "modern family," so many nominations tonight. they cleaned up begin. >> oh, third year in a row, best comedy series. this has revived the sitcom genre. it was dead. everybody is comparing it to ""the cosby show" which revived it during the '80s or "all in the family" in the '70s. this sitcom is unstoppable. the ratings are through the roof. it's so popular, it's so right on the money on what's happening culturally in america now. i think it's got long, long legs. i wouldn't be surprised if we go for a fourth or fifth year.
>> bruno, flat to see you haven't melted away. we'll rejoin you in just a moment after the break. you'll give us a grade on jimmy kimmel. first time as emmy host. stick around, bruno. stick around, viewers, we'll be right back. cover everything. t it doesn't only about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. so consider an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare su like all standardized medicare supplement plans, they pick up some of what medicare doe't pay. and save you up to thousands of dollars in out-of-pocket costs. call today to request a free decision guide to help you better understand what medicare is all about. and which aarp medicare supplement plan works best for you. with these types of plans, you'll be able to visit any doctor or hospital that accepts medicare patients... plus, there are no networks, and you'll never need a referral to see a specialist. there's a range of plans to choose from, too.
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for the same reason i don't think charlie sheen should watch "breaking bad." >> a couple of great lines there. well, joining us to talk more about kimmel's job as host once again our music and media host bruno del granado live in miami. >> so, bruno, how did kimmel do, of course, his first time hosting the emmys? do you give him a passing grade. >> i give him a passing grade. he was compared with the other jimmy, fallon, who hosted a couple of years ago. jimmy fallon is a great singer and dancer and all-around entertainer. if you watch the jimle kimmel show every night. he did the sh stick with his family, tracy jordan twitter thing fell flat but overall it was good but the real winner is jimmy fallon -- kimmel because his show moves to 11:30 in jan so first major stunt the network is using to promote him to a much wider audience. aim assuming 18 to 20 million people will be watching the show
or have watched the show tonight so tomorrow in the morning, everyone will be talking about jimle kimmel and it's a real nice way to help launch his 11:30 show come january. >> bruno, what do you think were some of his best moments, of course, he had tracy morgan lie down on stage to get people to tweet and tune in. >> well, you know, that was one of them. he was trying to start a twitter trend and hashtag. i think one of his better moments was the opening monologue with the whole botox thing in hollywood. you're nobody if you're not botox up and down. so that was a real nice takeoff on the whole botox epidemic that's ravaging hollywood right now and i think overall he was just very smart and snappy with his comebacks. when he lost to jon stewart he was gracious bit, as well. >> you saw his parents being escorted out real quick. did they return? >> no, they did not return, but i was hoping geerm mow would come back. >> bruno, thank. >> you that's the news for this half hour.
this morning on "world news now," strategy session. the romney campaign puts an intense new focus on battleground states. the move comes with polls showing the gop nominee trailing in key states that could swing the election. it's monday, september 24th. good morning. everyone, i'm t.j. winick. rob nelson is on assignment this morning. >> great to have you here, t.j. >> great to be here. >> we're both a little sleep deprived so bear with us. i'm paula faris. in a moment, what to look for in the political week ahead. just 43 days now until election day. i'm sure you have it circled on
your calendar. also this hour, heavy hearts at the national zoo where they're trying to figure out why the new panda cub born just last week has died, and they did an autopsy trying to get results, but nsigns of trauma. it just happened very suddenly. >> a very sad story. and then a walk and roll meltdown for the ages lands green day front man billie joe armstrong in rehab. what set off the rant? that was all caught on tape. >> he wasn't having the time of his life on stage. and later, it was home sweet "homeland" at the emmys. we'll have a wrap-up of all the awards. it's all coming up in "the skinny." so if you didn't watch the emmys, i didn't have a chance to watch a lot of them because i was watching football. >> sure. >> we'll get you up to date. >> we'll get all the important highlights for you. but first a change in strategy for the republican campaign. starting with this appearance last night in denver, romney is promising to spend more time with voters, less time raising money. >> this change comes after
mounting criticism from members of his own party and comes at a crucial time with just 43 days before election day. for more, here's abc's david kerley. >> reporter: mitt romney raised $6 million in los angeles last but it's the number of fund-raisers versus appearances, which is worrying some republicans who feel the race slipping away and are demanding big campaign changes. romney was dismissive when cbs' "60 minutes" asked if he can turn around his campaign. >> well, it doesn't need a turnaround. we have a campaign that is tied with the incumbent president of the united states. >> reporter: tied in national polls but not leading in any states that may decide the race. and after the release of a secretly taped video of romney saying 47% of americans are victims that want handouts, the head of the republican party was asked about the apparent disconnect over changing strategy. >> but is he in denial? >> no, i don't think so, george. i think that we had a good week last week. we were able to frame up the debate. >> reporter: while romney says he doesn't need a turnaround,
his campaign is kicking off a new strategy. advisers promise an intense battleground schedule in colorado, then ohio and virginia. it's still not enough to quiet even republican critics. >> their core problem was carefulness, inability to focus on their own essential meaning. >> i think he's a nonideological person running an extremely ideological age, and he's faking it. >> reporter: comments like those prompted comments like this from ann romney a few days ago. >> stop it this is hard. you want to try it? get in the ring. >> reporter: and that provided parody fodder for "saturday night live." >> that's why running a republican campaign is so hard. if you're a democrat, you get to eat with cool people like george clooney. if you're a republican, you get to shake jon voight's cold lizard hand. >> reporter: along with that new battleground state strategy, the romney campaign is banking
on the next big event, the debates. and on sunday morning in los angeles, the candidate had what are called private meetings. that is often code for debate preparation. david kerley, abc news, washington. >> hmm. it's interesting that he will be back on the campaign trail really kind of renewing that fame cyst but he's going to be in ohio. remember, no republican presidential candidate has ever won without winning ohio, so a key, key battleground state, but he'll be spending the next few days there on a bus tour talking to so many autoworkers. i believe the number is one in five in ohio have some sort of link to the auto industry. >> right, in ohio and virginia, florida, colorado, i mean these are states that the important battleground state, and right now according to the polls mitt romney is not leading in any of them and made the pledge he'll spend more time with vote voters, less time
raising money but that's where he was over the weekend in california raising money even though the state has traditionally goes democratic in the presidential election. >> 43 days to go. >> we'll see. overseas, the civil war in syria will be one of the major debates in topic as the u.n. general assembly opens its annual meeting here in new york today. among those who will speak, mahmoud ahmadinejad whose government is accused of helping syrian dictator bashar al assad. ahmadinejad is already on notice from u.s. secretary-general ban ki-moon who warned him of the dangers of inflammatory rhetoric. meanwhile, the u.s. is flexing its military muscle in a record show of naval force near iran. the war games with more than 2 -- excuse me -- with 20 ships are being carried out near the strait of hormuz, one of the world's most important passageways for oil. it's all designed to send a message to iran in its tense standoff with iran over tehran's nuclear program. the threat's there. my job is to make sure this crew is ready for anything. >> underwater bomb squads are going through training exercises to help find and destroy mines, the kind the u.s. believes iran could deploy in the strait of hormuz. the sudden death of a giant panda cub has turned joy into
sorrow at the national zoo. the cub was just a week old, too young to reveal its gender or even get a name. zookeepers pulled it from the exhibit yesterday morning after its mother made a distress call which sounded like a honking sound. the tiny cub was not breathing. its heart had stopped. they tried to revive it, but it was too late. >> this is devastating. this is devastating for all of us here. it's hard to describe how much passion and energy and thought and care has gone into this. >> the cub's birth had come as a surprise to the zoo. its mother had five failed pregnancies, and there was only a slight chance that artificial insemination would work, actually a 10% chance. the baby panda showed no outward signs of trauma or infection. preliminary results on the cause of death are expected as early as today. again, they didn't know the gender at the time because the first couple of weeks, they allow the mom and the cub to
bond, just the two of them, before even examining it, but from all accounts it looked completely healthy. after that distress call from the mother, they tried to revive it, but six minutes later it was pronounced dead. >> i think that's why it's so sudden and jarring for people because especially down in washington where i lived for a few years, it's like a national holiday when a baby panda cub is born. >> yeah. >> and people are so excited, you know, everybody wants to go to the national zoo and try to catch a peek, if they can. families go. kids want to, you know, get close, and then to learn this news is tragic. >> you wonder, too, the emotional state of the mother, as well. she'd had five failed pregnancies. >> of course. >> right, since 2007. they're not saying whether or not they'll try to conceive -- you know, have her conceive in the future. a little too soon. >> absolutely. well, moving on, a couple of crazy stories involving big trucks here. check out the situation one driver found himself in over the weekend. the guy was stuck there hanging over a river for a half hour. apparently he lost control after a car suddenly stopped in front
of him. a passerby eventually rescued him with a rope. he, thankfully, is fine. and a trucker lost control of his 18-wheeler in san antonio spilling some precious cargo all over the highway. thousands of beer cans, yeah, went flying out of the truck after it hit a retaining wall and flipped over. the driver was not hurt, thankfully. it's not clear how much bud was salvaged. >> this bud is for you. there's clearly a joke there. ooh, there's some maddie light too, maddie light and bud light. that's tragic actually to see all that beer destroyed, because you know they won't be able to repurpose that. >> well, you wouldn't think. >> here's your monday forecast. frost and freeze advisories from the great lakes to the carolinas. heavy rain in south florida. evening thunderstorms around st. louis, kansas city and omaha. showers in the rockies. >> upper 60s and 70s from salt lake city to billings. mostly 70s from minneapolis to kansas city. 94 in dallas, 60s in the midwest and northeast. well, these are busy days
for a pair of sisters and their husbands in birmingham, alabama. meet little sam adams and his new little cousin ethan. both were born last friday. >> their mothers are heather adams and her sister, amy. they gave birth just four hours apart, and that's not all they shared, t.j. >> yeah, i think they have matching shirts there. >> they probably didn't share the father. >> right, the sisters actually conceived on the same day or so they say, and they surprised each other with the news that they were pregnant on the same day, and now they can remind each other of their kids' birthdays forever. >> and they have the same doctor, but, again, let's clarify, not the same fachlt >> not the same father. [ baby sounds ] >> oh, so cute. >> oh. >> speaking of babies, my baby daddy, it was our anniversary on sunday, 12 years. >> congratulations. >> 12 years, going strong. a dozen years. >> way to go. >> that's right. >> what, did you get married when you were 15? >> no, 12. 25, i just revealed my age.
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well, green day front man billie joe armstrong has checked into rehab for substance abuse after an epic public meltdown. >> epic, it was. armstrong unleashed a cascade of angry "f" bombs during a live concert of the weekend in vegas, and, yeah, it was all caught on tape. >> you got to be kidding me. >> reporter: it started suddenly. >> give me a break. >> reporter: green day front man billie joe armstrong goes off out of nowhere diving into a rage-filled tirade. >> i'm not [ bleep ] justin bieber. >> reporter: smashing the guitar before storming offstage. >> we'll be back. >> reporter: shocking the thousands of fans who just moments earlier were rocking out with one of the biggest bands in the world. ♪ am i just an -- >> reporter: so how did it go from this to this? >> i got one minute, one minute left. oh, now i got nothing left. >> reporter: it turns out billie joe's freakout was a moment of
time. you can see a mon corps. cue the band. they've got one minute left. that's what set him off. >> look at that sign right there. >> reporter: their entire set, though, was nearly cut in half so that usher could have more time. >> i've been around since 1988. >> reporter: the meltdown came just days after the mega popular band rocked out on the roof of "good morning america." ♪ a holiday >> reporter: but the eyeliner loving singer isn't the first to turn into a basket case on stage. in a late 1980s stage, the piano man goes off the rails. >> let me do my show, for christ's sake. >> reporter: billy joel flipping over his keyboard, smashing his microphone all because the lighting was bad, and watch elton john suddenly get slap happy with his mike at a concert in new york. but all in all, armstrong's tirade might take the cake. >> yeah, when he was leaving the
stage, he said, we'll be back, and ironically that's how t.j. reacts when the lighting is bad or if the mike is not working. >> i can't handle it. >> i'm flipping the set over. >> but, you know, i have to say about billie joe, we want to send out our well wishes. he hopes he gets better. i interviewed him last week in new york for "nightline," and i have to say that he was professional, he was on time. he was extremely articulate. he's a very bright guy, and even though, you know, folks who are a little jaded here might say it's not hard to believe -- hello. lighting system. >> come on! seriously! >> anyway, it was -- i can't believe that he actually -- >> what kind of joint are we running here? >> -- had this issue because he actually said, when i asked him a question about can you still get in trouble when you're 40 years old and have kids. he said, i still continue to get in trouble. i just known how to hide it a lot better. >> he forgot to hide it in vegas. well, coming up, paris hilton, yeah, well, she's on damage control after some
>> well, you have the yellow one, and i don't want us to get our paths crossed and a red pen. >> dueling -- >> very colorful. okay, so if you didn't have a chance to watch the emmys, we're going to get you caught up on big winners, big losers. get right to it, of course, "modern family," one of the biggest winners of the night. i think a threepeat for them. a lot of people are wondering whether or not it was validated. >> yep. >> "homeland," a bit of a shocker, won over "breaking bad" and "mad men." "mad men" going 0 for 17. >> ouch. >> yeah, that's a really bad batting average. and you can see claire des. she won for best actress. >> in "homeland." >> yes, in "homeland." sofia vergara, washington fave. julianne moore. julie bowen, didn't mention her, won best supporting actress for "modern family." any big surprises, you think? >> any big surprises? you know, i think -- >> besides sofia vergara looking smoking hot, that wasn't a surprise.
>> i think people felt that "homeland" was the show to beat even though shows like "breaking bad" had done so well, it was sort of their time, the performances by damian lewis and claire danes were so strong and so hooked into the show -- there she is looking great. >> yellow was the hot color as well as the hot temperature, 120 degrees on the red carpet. >> that's right. so moving on to another story, if there was a modern hollywood actor that is related to president abraham lincoln, who do you think it is? >> i have no idea. i'm not even going to -- >> well, it's tom hanks, forrest gump. >> like sixth cousin 45 times removed. >> yeah, well, third cousin four times removed to be exact. his link to honest abe actually comes through the president's mother, nancy hanks or i guess that would be tom -- nancy hanks, that's his mother and this was discovered, this genealogical link, when hanks announced that he is going to be narrating a program on the national geographic channel, which is based on the book
"killing lincoln" wrten by bill o'reilly. >> all right. paris hilton, what else does she do besides carry her puppy around? >> she opens her mouth a lot. >> and put her foot in a mouth and she's now apologizing to glaad. overheard talking about -- this is what she said, "ew, ew, gay guys are the horniest people in the world. they're disgusting. most of them probably have aids. i would be so scared if i was a gay guy" there, of course, talking about grindr, a new smartphone app that allows the gay community to hook up. she apologized. she said "gay people are the strongest and most inspiring people i know. it's so wrong when people bully. as everyone know, i've always been a huge supporter of the gay community." >> just for those in mexico, we want to point out that justin timberlake is continuing his bachelor soiree down there. he was actually in vegas and kicked it off there in sin city on thursday with about 20 friends, and now he is headed
♪ until you love me paparazzi ♪ i'll follow you until you love me pap acha paparazzi ♪ well, paula and i both know far beyond the glitz and glamour of the red carpet more and more celebrities like us are taking stands against the paparazzi. >> we're just peons here, but. >> we're just peons here, bu as rob nelson -- we remember him. >> yes. >> they're trying to solve what.
>> announcer: they're trying to solve what little is left of their privacy. >> big smile. >> reporter: it is an industry built on flashing cameras, looking photographers and a celebrity obsessed culture. >> down in front. >> the paparazzi will stop at almost nothing to get their game, they're like bounty hunters chasing an animal. >> reporter: now it seems the hunted are turning the tables going on the offensive in a growing backlash against the flash. >> 911 emergency, what are you reporting? >> hello, i have like five cars following me. >> reporter: the photographer who allegedly pursued pop star justin bieber in a high-speed chase in los angeles in july will be in court monday. he's the first person to be charged under a new california law penalizing those who drive recklessly while chasing a commercial photo. he could face up to a year in prison. >> you're driving along the ventura freeway in l.a., and you got a paparazzi chasing somebody at 100 miles an hour, your life is at risk and it's just wrong. >> reporter: celebrities continue to clamor for better privacy laws tired of life at the other end of that long lens. actress halle berry hit a breaking point in may when a photog showed up at her daughter's school. >> i'm doing something honorable and i'm not harassing people. >> reporter: actor john travolta says it's the worst time ever to be famous.
>> i feel that anyone being invaded at that level is unfortunate, and there should be a law. you know, no one would like that. >> reporter: travolta was referring to the recent scandal over kate middleton's topless photos, which enraged the british public and prompted legal action against the french magazine that published them. a criminal investigation is also under way, but nothing is likely to slow down this enormous cash cow. for "world news now," rob nelson, abc news, new york. [ sirens ] >> i think it's awful that she was victimized, kate, but at the same time i think that they need to have an across-the-board policy. shouldn't matter who is being victimized everyone deserves their privacy. >> unless i'm behind the lens. i have my extreme telephoto lens and can see what you're doing in arkansas right now. beware. it's going to be on tomorrow's show. >> that was intense. >> it was. paula/paparazzi, they go hand in hand. parazzi, they go hand in hand. apaparazzi, they go hand i